From McGarvey, J.W., Sermons delivered in Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, no date), first published 1894. A sermon delivered by J.W. McGarvey at the Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY, 11 June 1893. J.W. (John William) McGarvey (1829-1911) was one of the leading ministers and religious educators of the American Restoration Movement.
Agrippa II, last of the Herodian kings, was perhaps the unlikeliest prospect for evangelism ever to encounter the apostle Paul. The apostle's attempt to reach this man, though ultimately unsuccessful, is a lesson in the importance of knowing one's audience and building on common ground.